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Community Emergency Response Team

The next course for adults will be in the February 1, 2019 from 6:00 pm -10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, February 2, 2019 and Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and pre-registration is required.   The course requires completing all three days for a total of 20-hours for a certificate of completion.  For a copy of the flyer for the upcoming Spring 2019 course, click here.


If you would like to sign-up for the CERT course being offered February 1-3, 2019, click here to be taken to the registration page

If you would like to be put on the notification list for the next course email us at cert@palmspringsca.gov.

For additional information please email us at mailto:cert@palmspringsca.gov or  to be put on the notification list for future courses.   


Community Emergency Response Training


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects within their community.

Experience has shown that following a major disaster, emergency resources are quickly depleted. Individuals and neighborhoods must be self reliant for the first 24 to 72 hours.

To assist residents and visitors of The City of Palm Springs in preparing for potential disasters the C.E.R.T. program has been developed. C.E.R.T. is taught regionally by Palm Springs Fire Department-Office of Emergency Management and Riverside County Emergency Management Department (EMD).

C.E.R.T. is a 20-hour Course that is Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certified.  The minimum age is 16. Pre-registration is required.

For information, please call (760) 323-8185 or TDD: (760) 864-9527

Email us at: cert@palmspringsca.gov

Community Emergency Response Training

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